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A virtuosic action/thriller set in the world of Mexican beauty queens and drug cartels.

Laura, a young woman with aspirations of becoming Miss Baja California, gets caught up in a vicious nightclub attack on the eve of the competition. Over three terrifying days her fate becomes inexorably linked to that of the local drug lord and every move she makes leads her both closer to her dream and deeper into danger.

Set in Mexico's border city of Baja, this heart-pumping depiction of the everyday violence of drug crime is loosely based on the incredible story of a former Miss Hispanic America.

“[Gerardo] Naranjo gives Miss Bala the pulse of an action film, the tears of a telenovela and a heroine who easily shoulders the metaphoric weight of a people living under siege.” - New York Times

Rated MA15+

D Gerardo Naranjo P Pablo Cruz S Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz Dist Transmission Films L Spanish, English w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011